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Friday, 06 September 2013 02:00

Economic crisis and health

“The Icelandic population is being largely affected by the drastic collapse in 2008 and subsequent recession,” says Christopher McClure, Ph.D. student in public health. “We see higher stress levels and higher depressive symptoms, as well as a reduction to utilize health services, like going to a dentist, and an increase for some groups to cancel/postpone needed health care.

Sunday, 20 January 2013 21:35

Healthy hamburger recipe

This is a healthy version of a hamburger with no bread and sweet potatoes instead of normal french fries. Here, sweet potatoes are also used instead of hamburger bread and the hamburger sauce is guacamole. This is a great way to spice things up and a delicious meal that you shouldn´t feel guilty about eating.

Tuesday, 22 January 2013 17:52

Increase in fruit and vegetable supply

Supply of fruits decreased in 2009 and 2010, but increased this year. Last year, 2012, we had 61 kg (134 lbs.) of fruits per capita. The sugar supply did not change much between years and was just over 45 kg (99 lbs.) per capita.

The Myvatn Nature baths are located in a geothermal area just east of the Grjotagja rift and west of the colourful Namafjall mountain. From the facility guests can enjoy a spectacular view over the Lake Myvatn ares. 

Thursday, 10 January 2013 19:25

Visit the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa

The Blue Lagoon geothermal spa is one of the most visited attractions in Iceland. The spa is located in a lava field in Grindavík on the Reykjanes Peninsula, southwestern Iceland.

Thursday, 10 January 2013 19:46

Laugar Health and Spa Resort in Reykjavik

Laugar is a high quality luxury health and spa resort situated in the Laugardalur valley in Reykjavík. Laugar has Olympic size indoor and outdoor swimming pools with warm geothermal water, a bright and spacious fitness center, an amazing spa, a beauty and massage clinic, a restaurant, a hairdressing salon and a sports shop.

Thursday, 10 January 2013 20:08

Cycling and walking paths in Reykjavik

Reykjavik is a beautiful city surrounded by beautiful nature. There are walking and cycling paths around the city and taking a walk around Reykjavik is a great experience. 

Nutritionist, Geir Gunnar Markússon says it's impossible to find healthy food or snack inside Icelandic hospitals. Hospital patients that are concerned about their diet and health have no way of eating properly.

Thursday, 25 July 2013 23:59

Iceland is the fattest nation in Europe

Icelanders have been gaining weight quite fast in recent years and Iceland is now the fattest nation in Europe. There are variable causes for this. Changes in the society, larger food portions, excessive sugar consumption, lack of exercise and cars are named as possible reasons.

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